I really think these brownies should be called OMG Brownies because that's what I immediately said after tasting them. I found this decedent recipe at Sweet Peas Kitchen. It was fun to make and very fun to eat!
Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
For the Brownies
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 2/3 cup cups cocoa powder
- 1 cup all purpose floor
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
For the Peanut Butter Filling
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 teaspoons milk
For the Ganache Topping
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 by 13 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Remove from heat and add the sugar, stir to combine. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Mix in cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add flour and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack.
3. While the brownies are cooling, make the peanut butter filling. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the ingredients and beat until smooth. Add more milk if necessary to make it spreadable. Spread in an even layer over the brownies. Place in the refrigerator until filling is set, about 30 minutes.
4. While the filling is setting, make the ganache, combine the ingredients in a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl. Melt together and combine. Pour the ganache over the top and spread gently. Return to the fridge until set.
*Parchment paper is necessary. Trust me. I know from experience.
*If you wanted to, you can just make a box brownie mix to save yourself some time. If I make these again, that is what I'm going to do.